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Tobacco Hazard Prevention Act amendment takes effect in Taiwan next January 11  

Jump to full article: eTaiwanNews.com (tw), 2008-11-29
Author: Taiwan News, Website Editorial Staff


The new Tobacco Hazard Prevention Act will take effect on January 11, 2009. Chao Kun-yu (趙坤郁), deputy director-general of the Bureau of Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health, yesterday said that the Bureau would place promotional leaflets on smoking ban in four major convenience store chains beginning December 1 for reference.

Smoking banned in indoor and outdoor public areas

Chao said that when the new law took effect, smoking is banned in indoor areas such as KTV, bowling alley, cybercafe, passenger waiting room. Train station platform, though an outdoor area, was included in the ban for being a part of the train station.

Smoking in indoor working areas with over three people is also banned. Smokers who take a puff in stairs, kitchen, or restroom are subjected to fines. A smoking room with separate air conditioning can be installed by hotels, restaurants and malls

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